Be creative wherever you go. With Strip Designer you can create your own personal comic strip right on your iPhone or iPad.
Add photos from your photo album or draw your own sketches. Apply simple image filters to increase the impact of photos, and add speech balloons Add advanced textual elements and stickers to get that genuine comic book feel. When you are done, save the resulting image to the iPhone's photo album, email it to friends and family or share it with Flickr, Facebook, or twitter.
While you edit your comic you can freely zoom and pan to manipulate even small details. You can insert, move, scale, and rotate photos from your photo-album, and you can also insert texts and select font, color, size, and alignment.
Strip Designer includes more than 100 different layout templates that you can use to insert your photos in. The number of photos per page on each template vary between 1 and 9, but you can add up to 16 photos per page in your layouts.
You begin by picking a layout for each page, but the layout is easy to change after you have added text and photos.
Inserting photos is straight-forward. Simply tap the areas entitled "Add photo" and select the source of the photo (photo-album, camera, Facebook, etc.).
Once a photo has been inserted you can manipulate its appearance
Strip Designer includes several simple photo filters that you can apply to your comics. Use halftone, sharpen, gray, sepia and many more right from within Strip Designer.
Text Balloons are easy to add. Simply tap "add" and you will be able to select among more than 12 different styles. Drag the desired balloon on the comic where you want it placed. Once you have placed it, double tap on it to enter text. You can change font, font-size, text-color, and balloon colors easily. You can also resize the balloon and change the start location of the balloon to match the mouth of its speaker. You can even connect balloons and add multiple tails for speech that spans multiple photos or is spoken by multiple persons.
Zooming and panning
Because the iPhone has a small screen it can be difficult to fully control all the adjustments of photos and text and especially get a good sense of the final look. Pinch to zoom and pan, just like you are used to from the Photos app.
Because you can accidentally move items when you pinch, Strip Designer also contains an explicit pan/zoom mode. Simply tap the "magnifying glass" button to toggle this mode. In pan/zoom mode you cannot select items.
Landscape and Portrait
Because editing a comic can sometimes be easier in landscape mode Strip Designer can easily switch between portrait and landscape mode. Simply rotate the screen and Strip Designer will change appearance.
You may be interrupted while you are creating a comic, or you may want to reuse a comic later. Strip Designer automatically saves your comic when you leave the app, and you can maintain a complete gallery of comics. Simply tap the "My Comics" button to browse through all your comics.
Facebook and Dropbox
Strip Designer supports upload of comics right to your Facebook or Dropbox accounts. Just fill in the account details and upload to one of your Facebook photo albums or a Dropbox folder. That way every one of your friends can see your newest creation.
You can also insert photos from your Facebook photo albums or Dropbox account directly from within the app.
Once you have finished a comic you can preview the final result in every detail. In preview mode you can zoom in and out and pan. Of course preview can be done in both portrait and landscape orientations.
For additional impact you can insert stickers. Strip Designer comes with many conventional comic book symbols (Like "Splash", "Bomb", "Zooooom") that you can insert anywhere on the comic. Simply select the sticker you want and position, resize and rotate it.
You can also create your own stickers. You can start with a photo from your photo-album and mask out portions that you want transparent. You can use this to mask out a persons head and position it anywhere on the comic, or find a photo of a funny hat, and place that on someone's head. You can also draw your own stickers using the simple drawing tools built into Strip Designer.
Advanced Text Options
In Strip Designer you can add advanced textual elements. The elements can be gradient colored and warped for complex appearances. You can also add texture to the text (to make it look old and dirty) and add background elements. Select from the built-in backgrounds and textures or create your own.
You can even install additional fonts if you feel the built-in font options are too limited. There are plenty of free fonts online, and Strip Designer contains links to multiple free font sites, allowing you to browse and install fonts from major font sites with just a few taps. You can also install fonts from your Dropbox account.
... and much much moreStrip Designer has many more features (e.g. multilayered drawing capabilities, multiple pages, PDF export). Check out our features section
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